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Investing For Dividends

  • Why investing for dividends pays off and three favourable UK stocks to consider…
  • If you're looking for good stocks to invest in, you should turn your attention to companies paying dividends. Research shows that stocks with high dividend yields tend to better the performance of ones that don't over the long-term. And if you're looking to add some offshore exposure to your portfolio, there are a number of stocks that fit the bill. Let's take a closer look… The m... ››› more
  • [15 September 2015]
  • Why you need to look at a company's cash before investing for dividends
  • If you're an income seeker, you're looking to invest in companies paying out solid dividends. You don't want to invest in a company for its dividends, only for it to cut or suspend its dividend payment entirely. So how can you increase the odds of buying a solid dividend payer? Read on to find out… How to work out a company’s cash flow Looking at how much spare cash a compan... ››› more
  • [12 August 2015]
  • Worried about your dividends? Here's how to check how safe they are…
  • If you're investing for income, one of the main reasons for buying a particular share is whether it has a history of paying dividends and increasing that pay out over time. By investing in shares, you also hope a company's share price will rise over time. So how can you check if a company is going to continue paying dividends? Read on to find out… Companies that pay dividends I... ››› more
  • [11 August 2015]
  • How to check how safe your dividends are
  • If you invest for income, you want to know about dividend safety. When a company cuts its dividend, the income from your portfolio will fall. So how can you check dividend safety? Read on to find out… When it comes to dividends don’t worry about earnings Earnings aren’t always as they appear to be. Company management can push numbers about to make sure that the revenue recorde... ››› more
  • [20 May 2015]
  • If you're investing for good dividend yields, you should look overseas
  • If you're looking for bumper dividend yields, you could search further afield than South Africa. So where can you look to invest? Read on to find out… The link between share prices and dividend yields When share prices rise it causes their dividend yields to fall. For instance… Company ABC’s shares are trading at R20 each. It pays R1 a year in dividends. That means it di... ››› more
  • [18 September 2014]
  • Don't let a company's dividend yield mislead you, especially if it's a REIT
  • Contrary to what you may believe, a company's dividend yield actually tells you very little about how much it will pay you. Yes, the dividend yield is your income from a company. And yes, the bigger the dividend yield, the bigger the payments. But it's not just as simple as that. Especially if the company is a real estate investment trust (REIT). Let's take a closer look… How the ... ››› more
  • [11 September 2014]
  • Income seekers alert: How to build a dividend paying portfolio
  • If you're looking to invest for income, dividend paying shares are a great place to start. So if you want to build a dividend portfolio, where should you begin? Let's take a closer look… Finding the right dividend paying shares The first thing you need to do it find shares to put into your dividend paying portfolio. You tend to find that the larger companies on the Johannesburg S... ››› more
  • [26 August 2014]
  • Investing for dividends? Here's how to check how safe a company's dividend is
  • If you're looking to invest for income, you'll want to buy shares that pay out decent dividends. Once you've found shares that pay out good dividends, you'll want to know the likelihood of the company continuing to pay this out. But how can you do that? By calculating the company's dividend cover. Read on to find out how you can do this… How to calculate dividend cover Simply put, the div... ››› more
  • [01 April 2014]
  • Three important dates you need to know if you're investing in dividend
  • One of the many benefits of being an investor is that if you hold shares you own a share of that company and you could get dividends. This is your share of the company's profits. But do you know what three dates you need to look for it comes to dividends? Read on to find out… “A dividend is a regular payment companies give to their shareholders. And over the long-term, they’re the key dri... ››› more
  • [15 April 2013]

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